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GoldieNewb

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About GoldieNewb

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  • Age
    27
  • Location
    United States
  • Referred By
    Solid Gold
  • How many Goldfish
    1 Oranda - Haru, 1 Telescope - Natsu, 1 Betta - Solero, 1 BN - Roomba
  1. You could try removing the Pleco and seeing if the fin issues disappear I went ahead and did that. He's now hanging out alone. I'm gonna keep my oranda in the QT for a while longer just so he's got time to heal up. Also curious to see what happens with just the telescope in the main tank. Maybe there's something in there that's messing their fins? This seems like a good way of spotting it if there is.
  2. So I just noticed that my telescope has a piece missing from her tail... I guess it is the BN?
  3. That's good to know, I'll go ahead and salt the tank Interesting. They really love their spinach but I guess I'll move it to a snack instead of meal. Thanks!
  4. So cute! I'm loving your new ryukin.
  5. Congrats! I'm dying to see your new baby
  6. Thanks Well, I have noticed both of my goldies being jerks to him but I think my telescope is worse. I have seen him latch onto the food and I always try to drop it next to the driftwood so he'll be able to eat it under the wood where the goldies can't bug him. I also think he's pretty brazen because he has no qualms with snatching their meals from under them! He just kinda hunkers down and ignores their pecks. I don't have much experience with BN's but I think he looks pretty well fed? :/ Okay, let's just see if there's anything to this by separating them. And to clarify, I didn't mean that you were starving him, but that maybe the piggy Goldfish were stealing all of his food like mine do There may be no connection between the Pleco and the torn fins, but I'd rather test this first rather than medicate unnecessarily. Ok, I've got him in my QT but haven't added any salt. Do you think that it'll be bad to add it in since I just finished the prazi and his tank was salted throughout the treatment? I worry about overdoing it with the salinity. Just out of curiosity, why should I stop the veggies? Is it bad for them? I've always heard it helps keep them regular. Half a cube of the bloodworms for the whole tank, right? I am feeding Saki but I do have lionhead. I just think they get floatier on lionhead so I try to feed it sparingly.
  7. Thanks Well, I have noticed both of my goldies being jerks to him but I think my telescope is worse. I have seen him latch onto the food and I always try to drop it next to the driftwood so he'll be able to eat it under the wood where the goldies can't bug him. I also think he's pretty brazen because he has no qualms with snatching their meals from under them! He just kinda hunkers down and ignores their pecks. I don't have much experience with BN's but I think he looks pretty well fed? :/
  8. I'm pretty sure he's a BN but I've attached photos so you can see for yourself. I feed him 1 - 2 Omega One Veggie Rounds at night before bed. He also eats pieces of soylent green gel food whenever I feed that to my goldies. I will go ahead and try out the Super Green, hopefully it'll work better for them As for how I'll go about the QT, I think I'll put my oranda in the tub alone. That way, like you said, I can medicate him. I just always feel bad about separating my silly pair. ^^;
  9. Ok, here's the pic of the tank. I'm about to do a WC now .
  10. I would but my internet is down at the moment, can't access a photo hosting site at this time :/ I will try to load one up tomorrow.And yes - that's how I went about the prazi and yes the bn was in the tank. He didn't seem to mind the treatment.
  11. Ok - I will give it a try next time I clean the tank. I'll try to weigh them
  12. You might be right about the overfeeding. I started off underfeeding my fish out of fear of over doing it but that seems to have lead to my ranchu's early demise. Since then I've bulked up their feedings. To be honest, I'm not sure how much I should feed. :/ I used the liquid prazi pro and did the 5 day rounds. I had the salt at .3% for the double dose round then went to .1% for the remainder of the treatment. I don't have any chemical media. Also - thanks! He's a little brat but I love him.
  13. You might be right about the overfeeding. I started off underfeeding my fish out of fear of over doing it but that seems to have lead to my ranchu's early demise. Since then I've bulked up their feedings. To be honest, I'm not sure how much I should feed. :/ I used the liquid prazi pro and did the 5 day rounds. I had the salt at .3% for the double dose round then went to .1% for the remainder of the treatment. I don't have any chemical media.
  14. Hey guys, I've had this on going issue with my oranda where his fins keep fraying. I'm pretty sure it's not the water quality since I'm doing 2 weekly changes (around 80% at a time) and since my tank isn't overstocked. I did recently add a bn pleco but I've been told it's not him causing the fraying. I've never seen my pleco act aggressive at all so I'm hoping that isn't the case. I thought it might be flukes so I treated the tank for 4 rounds with prazi pro and salt. I just finished that up 2 weeks ago. His fins seemed to do better after the treatment ended but then I noticed the fraying came back with a vengeance a few days ago. I took all my plastic plants out before starting the prazi for fear of them somehow ripping his fins, so now I've only got 1 piece of mopani drift wood and some smooth stones in there. The funny thing is that my telescope (whose tail is much bigger and seems more delicate) doesn't have any fraying at all. I'm not sure if this may be some sort of internal thing but I would really love it if you guys could help me figure out what's going on I've also noticed some constipation issues where there's been a lot of trapped air bubbles in his poop. I've been feeding Repashy along with steamed greens and sometimes hikari pellets. Yesterday I noticed his poop was almost white but today that's seemed to have cleared up. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 40ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) .50 - 1 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ph 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) ph 8.8 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API freshwater master kit * Water temperature? 73 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 55 gal, running for about 6 months but was cycled with media from previous tank * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? aqua clear 110 and aqua clear 70 * How often do you change the water and how much? 2xs a week, 70-80% each time * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Friday, about 75% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 fish, oranda 3", telescope is about 5" inches, bristtlenose pleco about 2" * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and baking soda to control my pH problem * What do you feed your fish and how often? My little oranda gets constipated very easily, because of this I have to feed everyone Repashy Soilent green as their main diet. They get feed morning, noon, and night. I have increased their food amount since I haven't noticed them growing. I also feed them a whole cube of San Fran Bay frozen blood worms 1x week along with some peas, spinach, or kale to help keep them from floating or regular. * Any new fish added to the tank? The bristlenose was added about 1.5 months ago * Any medications added to the tank? .not at this time * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. They've all been treated with prazi when I got them, I think each got 4-5 rounds. I have treated with epsom salt in the past since my ranchu that passed had dropsy. I have also used a product called general cure since my friend told me it might help with internal parasites. I treated the tank with that product about 3 weeks ago. recently I did a 4 round treatment of prazi pro along with salt in my main tank. I ended this about 2 weeks ago. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Please see above. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Aside from the frayed fins my oranda seems fine. My telescope does do this strange thing where she bottom sits after my water changes but she snaps out of it pretty quickly.
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